Oct 22 , 2018

Hair Extensions 101: A Guide To Looking Your Best

This article is intended for women who have been considering purchasing hair extensions, but aren’t really sure where to start. It is also intended for women who have purchased and worn hair extensions before, but feel that they have more to learn. The truth is, hair extensions can totally transform your look. Read below to find out how.

The 3 Basic Types Of Hair Extensions

There are 3 basic types of hair extensions available for you to purchase: full volume hair extensions, light volume root coverage hair extensions, and length extensions. Full volume hair extensions are typically 12 to 18 inches in length, and hit about 2 to 3 inches past the shoulders. These extensions are ideal for women who are suffering from minimal to severe hair loss and/or thinning. Light volume root coverage extensions, on the other hand, are a little shorter at 12 to 16 inches in length. These extensions are recommended for women with medium to long hair who either want to add some extra thickness, or cover up strands of grey hair. Finally, length extensions are – as the name implies – used to add extra length to hair.

Customizing Your Look

Customizable hair extensions can be altered to reflect your preferred color, cut, and style. This is one of the coolest things about hair extensions. This means that you can add fullness or length to your hair without having to sacrifice your personal style. All 3 types of extensions (full volume, light volume root coverage, and length) can be customized.

What To Look For In Hair Extensions

You definitely want to buy hair extensions that are made from human hair. Unfortunately, many companies sell hair extensions that are made from horse hair. These are not as beautiful, durable, or comfortable as human hair. Also, gross! Look for hair extensions that are 100% Remy. This indicates the highest quality rating that is given to hair extensions.

Where To Purchase Hair Extensions

Fortunately, hair extensions are easy to purchase. They are also surprisingly affordable. You can often purchase hair extensions at your local salon. Your hair extensions can be applied and styled at the salon as well. You do have other options though. Many women choose to purchase hair extensions online. There are many websites that sell hair extensions in every color or style. Again, look for the sites that offer 100% Remy human hair extensions.

How To Care For Hair Extensions

Since extensions are (or should be) human hair, and fit in seamlessly with your own hair, you should care for them in much the same way that you would care for your natural hair. This means that you should wash them as you are washing your own hair, adding shampoo, conditioner, and whatever other products you normally use. This also means that you should not expose your hair extensions to excessively high heat. As a rule of thumb, if something damages your natural hair, it will probably damage your hair extensions as well.